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Charge RN - Surgery Jobs in Fresno, CA

Community Health System - CA

Location:Fresno, CA, 93721
Posted:Jun 18 2024

Job Description

Job Overview

Location: Fresno/Clovis, CA

Opportunities for You
  • Additional Pay: Time and a half after 8 hours, plus weekend and night differentials (call pay for procedural areas).
  • Free Education: Continuing education and certification programs, including BLS, ACLS, and PALS.
  • Financial Support: Tuition reimbursement, educational programs, and scholarships.
  • Vacation: Begins accruing on Day 1 and increases with seniority.
  • Retirement Plan: 403(b) with up to 8% matching contributions.
  • Convenience: Free parking and electric charging.
  • On-Demand Dining: Great food options with on-demand ordering.
Our Commitment

Diversity and inclusion are central to our culture. We welcome everyone as valued members of our community. Our ability to provide the highest level of care starts with taking care of our incredible teams. Want to learn more?


The Surgical and Procedural (S&P) Services - Charge Nurse assists the Clinical Supervisor by serving as the primary liaison for an assigned care area with physicians, staff, patients, and families. Key responsibilities include:

  • Primary Contact: Serve as the main contact for care area communication.
  • Patient Flow: Coordinate patient flow within the care area, facilitating admissions, discharges, and transfers to maximize unit capacity.
  • Care Assignments: Make patient care assignments based on patient acuity, care needs, and staff competency.
  • Safety and Quality: Coordinate patient safety, quality, and regulatory activities for the assigned area, ensuring the unit is survey-ready at all times. Monitor Pyxis for discrepancies and clear them by the end of the shift.
  • Liaison Role: Act as a liaison for staff, patients, families, and physicians, collaborating with the Clinical Supervisor when necessary.
  • Complaint Resolution: Receive, document, and attempt real-time resolution of complaints or suggestions from patients, visitors, and other departments, referring unresolved situations to the Clinical Supervisor/Manager.
  • Staff Evaluation: Provide evaluation data/feedback regarding assigned staff to the Clinical Supervisor/Manager.
  • Coverage: Provide coverage as a staff RN, including break coverage as needed.
  • Miscellaneous Duties: Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications


    • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred.


    • 2 years of experience as a Staff RN in the area of assignment or demonstrated competency by achieving a minimum of 35 points on the RN Competency Model Evaluation form.
    • 6 months of experience as a Relief Charge RN or in a team leadership role.

    Licenses and Certifications:

    • Current State of California Registered Nurse license.
    • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Providers by the American Heart Association (AHA).
    Contact Information

    For questions, contact Jose Alvarado at JAlvaradoCardona@communitymedical.org or text/call 559-477-8631.

    • Pay ranges are estimates and subject to change.
    • Bonuses are applicable only to external hires meeting criteria.